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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Rokmen - Tummy Tuck for 97-02 Released

We bet many of you are are saying "It's About Time"....... But good products take time and testing. We wanted to make sure we made an optimized skid plate for the 97-02 TJ's - instead of a compromised 1 size fits all skid plate.

Think we did a pretty good job...



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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/r...ilable-852400/

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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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My jeep may see part of my enlistment bonus afterall...
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Unread 09-06-2009, 02:04 PM   #3
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Why did I buy that TeraFlex skid...UGH!

Great stuff guys. If I can sell mine I will be ordering yours!
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Unread 09-06-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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So I would need to get a BL and MML along with the skid. I have a 2" lift, and they recommend a SYE and a CV driveshaft, but are they really necessary?
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Unread 09-06-2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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This is great! Good job guys!
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Unread 09-06-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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So I would need to get a BL and MML along with the skid. I have a 2" lift, and they recommend a SYE and a CV driveshaft, but are they really necessary?
Depends. Can you live with broken rear DS U-joints every few days and constant vibration?

Yes, you will need an SYE and double cardan diriveshaft.

CV is something else entirely.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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Just curious, how much of a height difference between the Stock and yours?
Could it also be fitted with LA for future lift mod?
Thanks !! Looks really good
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Unread 09-06-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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Hmm, that about doubles the price of the upgrade. I'll probablly hold off.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 03:35 PM   #9
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nice!!! you guys make the best stuff
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Hmm, that about doubles the price of the upgrade. I'll probablly hold off.
It's common knowledge that tummy tucks require more than just the skid. Lifting the transfer case is the exact equivalent of lift. So, you have 2" of lift now and this gives approx. 2-2.5" over stock. So, that's around 4.5" of lift the driveshaft angles are seeing. Therefore, that calls for a SYE. When running a SYE, you must be able to point the pinion up at the t-case output, so that calls for a minimum of adj. rear uppers. No way around that at all. You will also need to either create space or do a 1" body lift and a 1" MML (not mandatory but recommended for driveline angles). The benefit of 2+" of extra belly clearance without any other suspension height change is massive and worth the costs. Wheel enough to get stuck on your belly a few times and you'll realize the benefit.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 04:11 PM   #11
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It's common knowledge that tummy tucks require more than just the skid. Lifting the transfer case is the exact equivalent of lift. So, you have 2" of lift now and this gives approx. 2-2.5" over stock. So, that's around 4.5" of lift the driveshaft angles are seeing. Therefore, that calls for a SYE. When running a SYE, you must be able to point the pinion up at the t-case output, so that calls for a minimum of adj. rear uppers. No way around that at all. You will also need to either create space or do a 1" body lift and a 1" MML (not mandatory but recommended for driveline angles). The benefit of 2+" of extra belly clearance without any other suspension height change is massive and worth the costs. Wheel enough to get stuck on your belly a few times and you'll realize the benefit.
I'd like to do the upgrade, but I dont ahve all the money now. What would be the best way to start without buying everything at once? BL and MML?
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Unread 09-06-2009, 04:27 PM   #12
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I'd like to do the upgrade, but I dont ahve all the money now. What would be the best way to start without buying everything at once? BL and MML?
Stage 1: Body lift and MML and adjustable uppers

Stage 2. SYE and Driveshaft

Stage 3. Tummy Tuck Skid Plate.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #13
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how far below the frame?

Can we see more pics of the front and rear lip's?
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so I have a 2 inch bb which is temporary till mid winter and have ordered the tummy tuck for my 06 rubicon. I wasnt planning on buying a new drive shaft. Do you think i will have to? If so is that same drive shaft going to work for the same set-up with a 4 inch lift rather than my 2 inch in the future? It would also be important to say i have the jks motor mount lift installed.
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so I have a 2 inch bb which is temporary till mid winter and have ordered the tummy tuck for my 06 rubicon. I wasnt planning on buying a new drive shaft. Do you think i will have to? If so is that same drive shaft going to work for the same set-up with a 4 inch lift rather than my 2 inch in the future? It would also be important to say i have the jks motor mount lift installed.
I'm basically interested in the same info. I would like to put one on my 05 Rubi and I have a 4" Full Traction short arm lift. What all would I need to do if I wanted to add this pan?

Edit: Just looked at the link on Romken's post and it says a 1" BL is required. I can live with that and was considering doing one anyway. Anything else?
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